Establishment The Dame Ellen Pinsent School

URN: 103615

Foundation special school

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Ardencote Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0RW
Local authority
Birmingham (330)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Denise Fountain
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Foundation special school
Gender of entry
URN: 103615, DfE number: 330/7035
UKPRN: 10077034
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 19 September 2018)
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Religious character
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
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Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
6 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, HI - Hearing Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Punch Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 1 September 2020 31 August 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Nicholas Anthony Loveland Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 6 March 2017 5 March 2025
Yasir Idris Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2020 15 October 2024
Lisa Walke Elected by parents 28 September 2020 27 September 2024
Natalie Smith Elected by parents 28 September 2020 27 September 2024
Michelle Orton Appointed by foundation/Trust 28 January 2020 27 January 2024
Harpreet Lotay Elected by parents 11 November 2019 10 November 2023
Paul Bishton Elected by parents 8 April 2019 7 April 2023
Donna Cater Elected by school staff 4 February 2019 3 February 2023
Sadie Bolton Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 November 2019 9 October 2021
Michelle Wheatley Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2017 14 May 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Andy Punch Chair of governors Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 11 November 2019 17 November 2020
Natalie Smith Governor Elected by parents 18 July 2016 17 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Parliamentary constituency
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Birmingham 111
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Birmingham 111C

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